Video Lottery Advisory Council urges approval to boost state coffers

Legislation to legalize sports wagering will be on the agenda when the Delaware Legislature reconvenes early this year, the Associated Press reports.

A report by the state Video Lottery Advisory Council recommended that with the state economy in a downturn and with new slot machine competition sprouting up in Maryland and Pennsylvania, sports betting would give Delaware a needed boost.

Council members also recommended that the state consider legalizing table games at venues currently offering slots gaming.

The recommendations were submitted to the Delaware Finance Department, which would draft the necessary legislation.